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Women's contribution to engineering history is greater than you think...

Added: 23 Jun 2017

To mark International Women in Engineering Day, Helen Marston, engineer at specialist resistor manu…

A glimpse into the miniature world

Louisa Hearn | Added: 1 Jun 2016

New measurement techniques are delivering new insights into the character and size of ever-smaller …

Pharma & bio – the march of modernisation

Rob Smith | Added: 17 May 2016

Giants of the pharmaceutical industry are becoming more flexible as modern processes start to take …

The small matter of nanomaterials safety

Rob Smith | Added: 21 Mar 2016

Nanomaterials have the potential to ignite, explode and cause serious damage to human health. There…

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The secret life of cells

Added: 6 Jul 2015

Instruments that can capture the covert processes within cells are bringing laboratory research int…

Image analysis & microscopy

Editor's comment | Image analysis & microscopy web magazine

Added: 6 Jul 2015

We have launched the first issue in a new series of web magazines.

Mixed gender lab

Editor's comment | Those 'troublesome' female scientists...

Added: 12 Jun 2015

Female scientists have been hitting back at Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt this week after he made sex…

Zebrafish heart beating

Head towards the light

Added: 14 May 2015

Advances in light sheet microscopy are opening an entirely new world of discovery for the imaging r…

PM David Cameron

Editor's comment | A bolt from the blue

Added: 8 May 2015

With a hugely surprising Tory majority now confirmed, investment in UK science could be the real wi…

QA QC

Quality control: quality is King

Added: 13 Apr 2015

From the laboratory to the production line, Robert Smith looks at the technologies that are helping…

Large Hadron Collider

Editor's comment | Ring in the new

Added: 8 Apr 2015

As the world’s largest scientific experiment gets underway, what are the Large Hadron Collider (LHC…

Omron beverage inspection system

Machine vision: visual aid

Added: 8 Apr 2015

Smart camera technologies are redefining quality in the process plant, writes Louisa Hearn.

Exam Hall

Editor's comment | Sayonara Science?

Added: 4 Mar 2015

Ofqual, the examination regulator for England and Northern Ireland, yesterday announced a new appro…

Robert Langer

Editor's comment | The awards debate

Added: 18 Feb 2015

Should awards be considered worthwhile recognition for great work, or a worthless distraction?

Ebola

Ebola faces vaccine triple threat

Added: 21 Jan 2015

Three major pharmaceutical firms are leading the charge to develop the world’s first widely availab…

Liberty Blue

Tide turns for microwave chemistry

Added: 5 Jan 2015

Microwave chemistry is fast becoming the most highly-prized asset in a laboratory’s peptide synthes…

Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations

Review: The future impact of antimicrobial resistance

Added: 11 Dec 2014

The first of five independent reviews that address the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance wa…

23andMe saliva collection kit

Editor's comment | The gift of genetics

Added: 3 Dec 2014

With Christmas fast approaching, what better gift is there than the £125 personal genetics kit from…

Graphite tennis racquet

Editor's comment | Grappling with graphene

Added: 27 Nov 2014

Is the so-called ’wonder material’ graphene destined only to be the Jack of all Trades, and the Mas…

Flowcell

Shining a light on disease

Added: 24 Nov 2014

A more comprehensive awareness of flow cytometry technology could dramatically increase its utilisa…